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  • A scruffy looking white-tailed deer that appears to be ill and underweight.

    Stopping a killer

    October 26, 2018 | 6 minute readAtlanta, Georgia — Two Louisiana men, who plead guilty to smuggling diseased white-tailed deer into Mississippi, were recently sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay $140,000 in fees and fines. The punishment sent an unmistakable message that law enforcement and conservation agencies take very seriously the threat chronic-wasting disease (CWD) poses to the South’s deer and deer-hunting industry. Their fears are well-founded. A sickly white-tail tested positive for CWD near Tupelo in early October. Learn more...

    A white-tailed deer with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Photo by Wyoming Game and Fish Dept.

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  • A jet black snake with opaque white belly coiled up in the grass.

    Reopening of comment period on proposed Critical Habitat designation for the black pinesnake

    October 10, 2018 | 10 minute readWhat action is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service taking? The Service is reopening the comment period for 30 days on our 2015 proposed critical habitat designation for the federally threatened black pinesnake, and holding two informational public meetings: the first meeting will be on October 22, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Pearl River Community College; the second will be on October 24, in Thomasville, Alabama, from 6:00 p. Learn more...

    Black pinesnake. Photo by Jim Lee, The Nature Conservancy.

  • A small black bird flies over a lush green marsh

    Proposed listing for the eastern black rail

    October 5, 2018 | 12 minute readWhat action is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service taking? The Service is proposing to protect the eastern black rail, a small secretive marsh bird native to the United States, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Partially migratory, the eastern black rail is known in as many as 36 states, plus multiple territories and countries in the Caribbean and Central and South America. It is one of four subspecies of black rail, which live in salt, brackish, and freshwater marshes. Learn more...

    Eastern black rail in flight – Texas, April 2016. Photo © Jesse Huth, used with permission, Huth Avian Services.

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  • Four biologists walk through a shallow stream bed in a forrest looking for fish.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery works to recover, restore and enhance threatened, endangered, at-risk and recreational fish populations in the Southeast. Learn more...

    Daniel Schwarz, Ryan Theel, Daniel Drennen and Andy Sanderson sampling White Oak Creek for Bayou darter. Photo by Matt Peay, USFWS.

  • A small black and grey fish on a ruler.

    Our fish

    Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery works to recover, restore and enhance threatened, endangered, at-risk and recreational fish populations in the Southeast. Learn more...

    A nine inch lake sturgeon ready to be stocked in the Tennessee River. Photo by Daniel Schwarz, USFWS.

  • Water carrying hundreds of small paddlefish rushes out of the back of a tanker truck into a river.

    Paddlefish production

    Populations of paddlefish in the United States have been on the decline over the past few decades primarily because they are one of three egg-bearing species that are permitted to be commercially fished and exported for their eggs. With a decline in Caspian Sea sturgeon stocks, which was the main source of caviar, canneries have been using other species of fish, including paddlefish, to create caviar. To mitigate these declines, Pvt. Learn more...

    Paddlefish being stocked in the Leaf River. Photo by Daniel Scwharz, USFWS.

  • Three biologists work together to lift a large grey fish with an alligator-like snout.

    Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery

    Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery works to recover, restore and enhance threatened, endangered, at-risk and recreational fish populations in the Southeast. Learn more...

    Kayla Kimmel, Cory Gullett and Brady Barr holding a nice alligator gar. Photo by Richard Campbell, USFWS.

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